FAIRBRIDGE Village has installed a new high ropes course to replace its older aging system thanks to funding from the Royalties for Regions Scheme.
The older system was anchored to existing live trees that had died over time and became unsafe to use.
The new system is made of steel construction with a sliding scale of challenges suitable for all ages and capabilities.
It cost more than $235,000 – of which $143,100 was funded by Royalties for Regions – with the remaining balance funded by Fairbridge.
Fairbridge construction and maintenance manager Iggy Matthew said a big thank you should go to engineer/estimator Fred Glenn and Hot Weld Engineering who worked hard under trying conditions, including an unpredictable winter, to ensure the project was completed.
The main users are school groups, community organisations, disability groups, corporate groups and the general public during festivals and major events at the village.
The facility is now another major item on Peel’s list of activities and is expected to attract people and dollars into the region.